Why the game of golf can be so traumatic

Picking up the golf ball, caricature by Artmagenta.
Dorothy likes playing golf,
but she is afraid of crocodiles.
Bad combination?

Street Survey
What is your most common dream?

DOROTHY:  Every night before a round of golf, I dream that we can't find my golf ball. After a while of searching, we look in the golf hole. And there it is! Hole in one!

When I bend down to pick up the ball from the hole, out pops a gigantic crocodile and swallows me!

How do you interpret that?

Nowadays I always ask someone else to pick up my golf ball.

I like cats, but I hate them eating mice

The Cat Project, a cartoon by Artmagenta
Kristina convincing a cat

Street Survey
If you were an animal what kind of animal would you be?

KRISTINA:  I love mice. Yes, I would like to be a mouse. The only problem I have with that is cats. Cats also love mice, but they eat them.

So I have a large project going on where I try convince all cats in the world not to eat mice anymore.

What is most important, your car or your car keys?

Don't forget your car keys, a cartoon by Artmagenta
Betty is very fond of her car

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If you could take only 3 items onto an island with you, what would they be?

BETTY:  I have a friend who once got the same question and did some weird choices. She brought with her a box of wine bottles but forgot a corkscrew.

I won't make the same misstake!
I will bring a good book, my car and I certainly do not miss the car key.

The credit card can be the most important thing in life

Veronica looking for her credit cards, a caricature by ArtMagenta
Veronica looking for her most vital possession, the credit cards

Street Survey
What is the first thing you do in the morning when you wake up?

VERONICA: The first thing I do? I reach for my purse and check that I haven't forgot my wallet and that all my credit cards are still there.

This is just my first check. I go to check my handbag at least once an hour throughout the day.

A terrible compulsion behavior - I know ...

How to broaden the mind of a goldfish

Goldfish. Cartoon by ArtMagenta
Ing-Marie coaching her goldfish
Street Survey
How do you train your pet?

ING-MARIE:  I love my little goldfish Billy. Ain't he cute?!

I bring him to the park every day and I show him what he should be afraid of and what is harmless. Cats eat fish so beware. Dogs are just curious, you can tease them and so on...

And after a completed lesson he gets a reward in the form of fish food.

Albeit important, street surveys can be importunate and unpleasant

Ylva is escaping the question. Caricature by Artmagenta.
Ylva is turning her back on us and
 is escaping our important question.

Street Survey
What makes you really really happy?

YLVA: When I get rid of you and your silly questions I'll be happier than ever!

Why some people have walking sticks as pets

Parrot verus talking sticks, cartoon by Artmagenta.
Esther is a bit tired of her talkative parrot Abraham

Street Survey
If you would have a new pet what would it be and what would you call it?

ESTHER:  A new pet? What a lovely idea. Then maybe you can take care of Abraham? Abraham is my talkative and loud parrot. If you do that , then I will buy myself a stick insect, a walking stick as a pet. Or maybe two. And they may be called anything - as long as they don't talk!

How to get up early in the mornings

Morning problems, sketch by Artmagenta
Emily dressed for job

Street Survey
What is the first thing you do in the morning when you wake up?

EMILY: I am very tired in the mornings so therefore I have a good trick to get started. I'm leaving right out of bed on a jog.

One problem: When you're so tired, there are no guarantees of normal behavior. Two times I have forgotten to dress into jogging suit and have been running dressed in my nightgown. On the other hand it has been a very popular event for people in the morning rush.

He sipped on the same cup of coffee for five years

Coffee tastes good when it's raining, a cartoon by Artmagenta
Coffee tastes good when it's raining

Street Survey
You are a couple. How did you meet?

Nick: One day five years ago Nadja was waiting for the bus in pouring rain. She did not even have an umbrella. I passed her with my car, I stopped and offered to drive her home.

NADJA: I accepted and he drove me to my appartment. I offered him a cup of coffee.

Apparently he has not yet drunk that coffee. Five years later he is still here in my appartment, sipping on the coffee!

A scaring marriage

Fred an Pluto are now friends. Cartoon by Artmagenta.
Ellen, Freddy and Pluto
Street Survey
You are a couple. How did you meet?

ELLEN: Freddy is my brother's friend and he was terribly afraid of dogs. He was epecially afraid of my brother's dog Pluto.

One day two years ago, Pluto scared Freddy who then escaped by locking himself into the bathroom. There he sat five hours later when I got home to my brother. Freddy was crying with fear.

I saved Freddy, and Freddy was eternally grateful to me. So grateful that he proposed to me.

Freddy and Pluto are now friends. Freddy and I are married.